Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards exist to celebrate individuals or groups who have had a significant impact fighting censorship anywhere in the world.

Awards were offered in: Defence of freedom of expression; circumvention of censorship; whistleblower of the year; and an ironic award for services to censorship.


Jiang Weiping
International Whistleblower of the Year
Şanar Yurdatapan
Best Circumvention of Censorship
Anna Politkovskaya
Most Courageous Defence of Free Expression
Silvio Berlusconi
Award for Services to Censorship

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